The Dress Whisperer

11930 - 125 Street T5L 0S2 Edmonton (Alberta) Map · Phone number
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About The Dress Whisperer

The Dress Whisperer is an exceptional Edmonton-based wedding gown alteration business specializing in wedding dresses for brides who want that perfect fit, absolute comfort and a stunning look for their wedding day. Lynne Gerwing has been involved in dress alterations for brides and bridesmaids since the early 1980's. She really knows her business. Her services are budget-friendly and she has become the reference in Edmonton as a perfectionist in bridal gown modifications. Her attention to detail is legendary and you will find her exceedingly understanding and delighted to help you.

Designs offered

Lynne works on an appointment only basis as she believes that each bride should be given the time and attention that they need to achieve the look that they desire for their wedding day. She includes alterations for:

  • Brides
  • Bridesmaids
  • Flower girls
  • Mother of the bride
  • Mother of the groom

Accessories offered

As a highly skilled professional dressmaker with vast experience, Lynne can also creates the following bridal accessories:

  • Veils
  • Headpieces
  • Bridal belts
  • Hair accessories
  • Clientele Bride, bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the bride, mother of the groom
  • Services Alterations, appointments only, full customization
  • Items Offered Bridal belts, garters, hair accessories, veils
  • Bridal Gowns Under $500

More information about The Dress Whisperer

  • Which wedding dress designers do you carry in-store?
    I don't carry any dresses - I just alter them.
  • Which bridesmaid dress designers do you carry in-store?
    I don't carry any dresses - I just alter them.
  • What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?
    Less than 6 months
  • How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
    Annually
  • What is your return policy?
    Final sale
  • Please select the price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos that can regularly be purchased in your store::
    Under $200
  • Please select the price ranges for suits and tuxedos that can be rented in your store?
    Under $100
  • How do you price dress alterations?
    By piece

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61 Reviews for The Dress Whisperer

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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  • Tayler

    Tayler Guertin · Married on 15/05/2019

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    Hands down would recommend Lynne everytime!

    Lynne was more than I ever expected. I originally had an alteration appt booked at the same Bridal shop where i bought my dress. But after reading some horrible reviews, I cancelled and was very nervous about finding a seamstress. After a lot of research and speaking to Lynne on the phone, she totally calmed my nerves and there was no doubt in my mind that she was the right lady for the job. And I was right! She made me feel comfortable, provided her expert opinion and did a wonderful job on my wedding dress in record time. She was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Such a special human begin through and through. I could not be more pleased with my decision in choosing her for such an important role in my special day.

    Sent on 04/03/2019

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Oh Tayler ... the people you will meet and the places you will go ... didn't a wise person once say something like that! You were a pleasure to work with and I cannot wait to see your wedding pictures. You are one of the reasons why I continue to love my job!
  • Kathy

    Kathy · Married on 09/04/2019

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    Puts LOVE into every dress

    Lynne is so sweet, kind and full of heart when it comes to altering dresses. I had a complicated lace dress that was 2 sizes too big (off the rack) and she was able to take it in to my form perfectly. She loves every dress that she works on and you can tell that she'll take time to make sure the detail is just right. She is a God sent and offers great value for the work she does. Definitely worth every dollar!

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    Sent on 28/04/2019

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Talk about sweet and kind, you also fit that bill! You look stunning on your wedding day and I was so grateful to have been part of that!
  • Katrina

    Katrina Lafosse · Married on 03/11/2018

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    Simply the best!

    What can I say? Other than that Lynne is absolutely the best at what she does! I felt 110% confident with her from the moment I met her and she did wonders to my dress. My dress started out to big and she made it to fit me like a glove. She made sure I comfortable in it and she also made sure she had everything done correctly before letting me leave. She is extremely thorough in her work and it shows. I didn’t have a hitch with my dress on my wedding day and before I left she walked me through my dress step by step and showed me how to use all my hooks and buttons. Her prices are unbeatable. I absolutely recommend Lynne to any bride getting married. She completely adjusted the straps on my dress and you’d never in a million years know she even touched them. She added the belt on for me. Took me dress in a ton for me and I have to say my dress looked better leaving her house than it did The dress store

    Sent on 25/09/2018

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Katrina... talk about fun ... karma was definitely on your side ... the belt was heaven sent! I can't wait too see some wedding pics!
  • Renee

    Renee · Married on 13/10/2018

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    Outstanding

    WOW! Lynne is so creative and talented! When I called Lynne to bookan appointment to have some alterations done to my Mother of the Bride dress I asked if she could also make a jacket or something to go over the dress. Lynne asked a few questions about the look I was hoping for and then said she would make something "cool" for me.
    Well, she certainly hit it out of the park! Lynne custom designed a stunning capelet to go over my dress. Lynne was fun to work with, professional and has an artistic flair which I love. The quality of her work is top notch. Lynne's prices were very reasonable and everything was ready when she said it would be.
    I don't think I could have been happier!
    Lynne also did the alterations on my daughter's wedding dress and again went over and above our expectations. She made sure the dress fit perfectly and that the bride was happy with it. A week before the wedding my daughter tried the dress on at home one last time to finalize her jewelry when one of the button loops broke. In a panic we contacted Lynne and dropped off the dress to her while she was at a family dinner. She repaired the button loop, checked the rest of the loops and fixed a few more, all before 10:00 the next morning. Lynne reassured my daughter that everything would be fine and it was a minor repair. She even sent her home with a "repair kit" in case we needed it. We did not need it, but it made us feel a lot better!

    Sent on 26/10/2018
  • Hayley

    Hayley · Married on 13/10/2018

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    Highly Recommend!

    Lynne is amazing! She did the alterations for my wedding dress as well as my mother's dress. My dress needed to be hemmed (and a few other adjustments as well), but had intricate lace and 3 layers on the bottom. Lynne had to remove the lace to hem the dress and then re-attach it. You would never know she touched it! It looked flawless.

    My mother's dress needed a few alterations as well, and she wanted something to cover her shoulders too. Lynne made her a custom capelet that was gorgeous! She is so creative and had a real understanding of what my mom wanted for the day. The capelet was both elegant and stylish.

    Lynne was very flexible for booking appointments and everything was done on time. She takes a lot of pride in her work and would not send out a dress she isn't happy with. I highly recommend the Dress Whisperer!

    (Photos by Kyla Brown Photography)

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    Sent on 03/12/2018

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Hayley, you and your mom (Renee) were just fabulous. Your infectious smiles and positive demeanors made it so easy to work with you both. Congratulations!

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